You may be wondering why I did not introduce the The Law of Giving, the second of the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success on Sunday to start off the week. That is because on a week long course The Law of Giving is put into practice on Monday. So, I thought it would be appropriate to start on Monday, and now you may have already guessed that I will most likely set the third law into motion on Tuesday next week.
The Law of Giving
The Law of Giving maintains that the universe operates through dynamic exchange. In other words, giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe. Just as the ocean’s waves continuously ebb and flow there is a constant giving and receiving flow of energy found in our universe. It is our willingness to give what we wish to receive that keeps the abundance of our existence circulating in our lives. The flows of our life situation, money, romance, our health, are all mirrors of our flow of energy in harmonious interaction with our field of existence. What we give out is what we receive back in exchange. We are able to accelerate or maintain this exchange by giving exactly what it is we wish to receive.
It is a simple philosophy and almost a matter of moral exchange. If you want love, give love. If you want money, give money. Stopping the flow of money out of our lives means we are stopping the flow coming in because we hoard or stop the flow of energy by doing this. To reinforce this, keep in mind that the term “affluence,” or affluere, means to flow in abundance.
Of course, we must not mindlessly squander all of our resources on the precept that we will get more. There is no virtue in waste and there is no beauty in giving because we want to get something back. Instead, the principle falls into action when we give with a heart full of love and joy. In The Law of Giving, thought has the power to transform and the most powerful forms of giving are non-material, such as affection. So, if you seek affluence, seek to help others become materially affluent. If you want to be blessed, learn to silently bless others. We may not physically see it, however we are already inherently affluent and the source of all wealth is the field of pure potentiality. We are naturally abundant, and affluence is our natural state, so by directing our thoughts, we can initiate the exchange in any area of our lives as we lack nothing because our essential nature is one of pure potential.
The Law of Giving In Motion
Let’s start today by trying our best to give a gift to whoever we encounter through our day. It could be a smile, a compliment, a flower, or some other simple gesture of kindness. Remember gratefully receive gifts as well, receive with a happy heart. If someone pays you a compliment, accept it. If someone wants to pay your lunch bill, let them. It will allow that person to give as well, and in turn, receive the blessings that come with it. Keep wealth circulating by giving and receiving care, affection, appreciation and love. Once the practice of this law becomes a part of your nature you will see how naturally you live with joy.
Take the vow to put The Law of Giving in Effect:
“I will put the Law of Giving and Receiving into effect by making a commitment to take the following steps:
- Wherever I go, and whomever I encounter, I will bring them a gift. The gift may be a compliment, a flower, or a prayer. I will give something to everyone I come into contact with, and so I will begin the process of circulating joy, wealth and affluence in my life and in the lives of others.
- I will gratefully receive all the gifts that life has to offer me. I will receive the gifts of nature: sunlight and the sound of birds singing, or spring showers or the first snow of winter. I will also be open to receiving from others, whether it be in the form of a material gift, money, a compliment or a prayer.
- I will make a commitment to keep wealth circulating in my life by giving and receiving life’s most precious gifts: the gifts of caring, affection, appreciation and love. Each time I meet someone, I will silently wish them happiness, joy and laughter.”
This week I’ll be offering many ways of giving, and of course, food is a gift.